“Attending the MEDA conference helps students see that business leadership is about more than personal accomplishment. It is about creating workplaces in which employees and communities thrive because of the opportunities being created.”
Internships and activities
Students in the business studies department have many opportunities for hands-on experience. Through Bluffton's marketing classes, students research actual companies, develop and present marketing plans to business owners. Students also have the opportunity to get involved on campus with student organizations that offer experiential learning.
Roughly half of business students complete an internship by the time they graduate. Bluffton has partnered with the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) to support local businesses and provide opportunities for Bluffton students. In the past two years, students have completed internships with a variety of organizations - large, small, nonprofit, for-profit, governmental or civic, - including:
Students interested in an internship should contact Jason Swartzlander, director of internships, during their junior or senior year at Bluffton for more information.
Many opportunities exist to get to know your classmates and professors outside of the classroom, to network and put your book-learning to work.
- STUDENT INVESTMENT CLUB
Students get hands on experience in learning about investments through the management of one of the university's endowment funds. >>>more
- BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY BUSINESS LEADERS (BUBL)
BUBL's mission is to provide participants the opportunity to gain broader perspectives and insights into the business field through meetings, activities, speakers, and field trips. >>>more
MENNONITE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES (MEDA) CONFERENCE
Bluffton business students regularly attend the annual Mennonite Economic Development Associates conference. Last year, lessons on community, business and leadership merged to demonstrate how business can improve society. The students were also able to network with business professionals and community leaders in attendance. >>> Fall 2017 conference